One on one with Mr SA 2016 hopeful

2016-10-25 06:00
Ashley Eddy one of the top 14 finalists for Mr SA. Photo: supplied

Ashley Eddy one of the top 14 finalists for Mr SA. Photo: supplied

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PINETOWN Fever chatted to Ashley Eddy from Cowies Hill, one of the top 14 finalists in the Mr South Africa 2016 contest.

The finals will be held in Johannesburg on 24 November.

Pinetown Fever (PF): Where and when were you born?

Ashley Eddy (AE): I was born in Durban on 3 June, 1988

PF: What are your hobbies?

AE: Swimming is definitely one of my favourites, and track and field, 100m, 200m and 400m sprinting, graphic designing, portrait sketching and inspiring others are the best they can be every day.

PF: Take me through your childhood.

AE: I grew up in Durban, with one parent, in a home where having a meal every day was a sacrifice because my mother tried to keep us healthy.

I was a boy who attended a government school and persevered to go onto achieving excellent mechanical and electrical engineering qualifications.

I was a young boy who grew up in a diverse and multiracial South Africa and who had more multiracial best friends than you can count on your fingers because I loved their different cultures, who they are as people and how welcome I was into their families with open arms. I am a strong, loving individual of positivity in health, people and nature.

I am a very out-going individual who loves socialising and I can easily relate to a variety of cultures, people and walks of life as I love the amazing diversity of people our beautiful country has.

I love helping where I can everyday to make a change in others lives. I pride myself because I have to do more for others as this brings me great satisfaction.

I am also a very strong willed and highly driven individual who has huge dreams, goals and ambitions.

I am highly driven by these dreams and like to get tasks completed as soon and as professionally as possible. This may relate to personal goals or community projects I work on.

For those who do not know me as yet, I am a character, I love joking, laughing and re-enacting movie scenes - I want to be an actor one day. It gives me a good laugh and brings a smile to many faces.

The point is to have fun while being constructively busy and working towards a dream and goal I set.

PF: Where did you study?

AE: I attended Addington Primary School in my junior years. I also attended George Campbell Technical High School in my senior years. I completed my mechanical and electrical engineering studies at Toyota South Africa Manufacturing Training Centre.

PF: When did you start your modeling career.

AE: I have been modeling since 2009, so that will make it seven years.

PF: Tell me about your experience as one of the finalists for Mr SA.

AE: There have been so many amazing experiences so far but if I had to choose, it would have to be the amazing woman, children and young adults I have had the pleasure of meeting either at charity events or inspirational speaking for my various charity organisations and at school project activations.

PF: Do you have a message for the youth?

AE: Even though you may not know your path straight away, as I did not know mine in high school, be patient and don’t become frustrated. Your path is ahead of you.

It may be just in front of you and you don’t even know it. Be kind to one another and share in positive acts of kindness. You will bring together more positivity in communities and people who need your assistance.

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